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An ode to Raina!

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:46pm by manz

Okay, you love Raina Telgemeir’s books as much as we do. You met her at A2CAF, and she was great, and now you want to read more of her books. You can’t get enough and need more ASAP, but you’ve already read Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts. And you just can't read any more Baby-Sitters Club. What to do?

Here are some graphic novels NOT by Raina that are readalikes you might also enjoy, nicely compiled on a list for your browsing and placing-holds pleasure!

Here are a few to get you started:
In Roller Girl we have friends who may or may not be growing apart when they find different interests. (The book won a Newbery Honor award in 2016.)
In Awkward we learn how one girl copes with surviving middle school.

Give ‘em a shot! And check out the full list to keep your SUMMER READING going on all summer long. (Some books are better suited for 6th graders vs. 2nd graders and vice versa. You decide!)

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Crafts

Punched Tissue Paper Fans

Sunday October 15, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Felt Fortune Cookie Garland

Wednesday September 13, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Kids’ Summer Reading Lists!

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:31pm by manz

Summertime is here! The last day of school is upon us. The SUMMER GAME starts tomorrow! It’s time to grab some books to fill all your summer adventures.

Here are some 2017 summer reading lists that were compiled by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) that cover a variety of ages and genres. Below are AADL public lists of them to make for easy browsing within our collection. Be sure to check out some of these great titles, everything from board books, picture books, fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels!!

Birth–Preschool Summer Reading List

Grades K–2 Summer Reading List

Grades 3–5 Summer Reading List

Grades 6–8 Summer Reading List

What's on the top of your reading list this summer?

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Public Event

Planet Rock Climbing 101 for Teens

Friday July 28, 2017: 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Planet Rock at 82 Aprill Drive off Jackson Road
Grade 6-12

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Tie-Dye Workshop for Teens & Adults

Monday July 17, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Tie-Dye Workshop for Kids

Monday July 17, 2017: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Grade 3-5

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Wonder Woman!!!

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 5:08pm by PizzaPuppy

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The new Wonder Woman movie hits theaters today! This demigoddess, superhero and warrior princess has been delighting audiences since 1941 and has had a huge cultural impact across the globe. We have TONS of Wonder Woman materials for all age groups here at AADL to help you celebrate Princess Diana of Themyscira's first feature length movie.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman Unbound both give us an in-depth look at the history of Wonder Woman and her impact on popular culture throughout the years.

Although this is her first foray into the world of feature films, Wonder Woman has previously graced the screen in many different TV shows and movies. There are several animated movies, including the 2017 Wonder Woman film and the 2008 Wonder Woman film. The Wonder Woman TV series ran for three years (Seasons 2 and 3 are available here at AADL as well). Wonder Woman has also been featured in many Justice League and Super Friends films and television shows, as well as her cameo in the recent Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie (played by Gal Gadot in the cameo as well as in the newly released movie).

We have tons of Wonder Woman materials for kids! There is a lengthy Wonder Woman chapter book series, with titles like The Fruit of All Evil, Creature of Chaos, and Trial of the Amazons, and a graphic novel called DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths. We have stand-alone chapter books like Amazon Warrior and Wonder Woman vs. Circe. Younger readers may enjoy the Readers Wonder Woman to the Rescue and Warrior for Justice, while babies may enjoy the DC Super Friends Lift-the-Flap book. The DC Super Hero Girls movie: Hero of the Year features Wonder Woman as well.

Teens will want to take a look at the Superman/Wonder Woman series (with Vol 2, Vol 3 and Vol 4). Our most recent additions include The Legend of Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League America Vol. 1, Wonder Woman by Mike Deodato, and Wonder Woman Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka. Other teen titles include The Hiketeia, The True Amazon, Down to Earth, The Circle, and Bitter Rivals.

Adults have plenty to choose from as well, with many of the titles released recently, such as Wonder Woman: Vol 1 The Lies and Wonder Woman, Earth One Vol 1. We have the full series by Brian Azzarello, comprised of Vol 1: Blood, Vol 2: Guts, Vol 3: Iron, Vol 4: War, Vol 5: Flesh, and Vol 6: Bones. Older series on hand at AADL include Wonder Woman: Odyssey Vol 1 and Love and Murder.

For more awesome Wonder Woman materials, take a look at this public list.

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YA Authors to Visit Teen Writing Festival 6/4!

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 2:37pm by krayla

We have a fantastic group of published authors ready to give their best advice on writing at the upcoming Teen Writing Festival on Sunday, June 4! All attendees are welcome to bring questions to the Writers' Workshop in the Secret Lab, hosted by former "It's All Write!" Winner Mary Gallagher, and the Q&A Author Panel in the Multi-Purpose Room. Read on to find out about our fantastic guest authors!

Leah Vernon hails from Detroit, MI and specializes in multicultural dystopian and science fiction writing. Check out her book Impure or her body-positive style blog.

David James wrote the Legend of the Dreamer series, is a former high school teacher, and lives in Michigan. He is a fan of gummy candy and likes traveling to the Upper Peninsula.

Patrick Flores-Scott, writer of the award-winning book Jumped In, taught high school in Seattle before moving to Ann Arbor. He's currently working on a second book, "American Road Trip."

Courtney Allison Moulton originally lived in Texas before moving to a farm in Michigan. Her first experience participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) actually led to her first published book, Angelfire.

K.A. Barson hails from Jackson, MI and has written 45 Pounds (More or Less) and Charlotte Cuts it Out. She often sports purple hair.

The Teen Writing Festival will also feature contestants of the "It's All Write!" Teen Writing Contest reading their work and the "It's All Write!" awards ceremony. See you there!

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Public Event

Chesstastic

Sunday December 17, 2017: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grade K - Adult